Local and systemic treatments for acute edema after burn injury: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Edgar2011LocalAS,
  title={Local and systemic treatments for acute edema after burn injury: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Dale Wesley Edgar and Joel S Fish and Manuel G{\'o}mez and Fiona Melanie Wood},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={334-47}
}
Burn injury is a complex trauma that results in local and generalized edema. Edema fluid limits the exchange of vital nutrients in healing the burn wound and will compromise vulnerable tissues. Although the importance of edema control in tissue salvage is recognized, treatments targeted at edema control have not been critically reviewed. Thus, the objective was to assess the evidence for the effectiveness of local and systemic treatments for edema management immediately after burn injury… CONTINUE READING
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